Risk Factors in Oral Cancer Screening
A review of oral screening and oral cancer risk factors — including the old, the new, and the unusual.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the prevalence of oral cavity and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SSC), and the potential impact of the human papillomavirus.
- Discuss the etiology of oral cavity and oropharyngeal SSC, and associated risk factors.
- Describe clinical approaches to screening for oral cancer in the dental setting, risk management and diagnosis.
This course was issued in the February 2019 issue and expires 2/28/22. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.